The Word Vengeance is found throughout scripture and I found one particular word “absolute’ describing vengeance. Isn’t that just like God? He is the Great I am, the same yesterday, today and forever and the Alpa and Omega. He is the ABSOLUTE God!
Romans 12:19 KJV “Dearly Beloved, avenge not yourselves but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written,Vengeance is mine: I will repay, saith the Lord. Avenge seeks retribution on behalf of somebody else, whereas revenge seeks retribution for yourself. Retribution is a reward or punishment. God is a THE REWARDER of those that diligently seek him. Jesus wants to be your vindicator and do for you that only HE can do!
Psalm 75:7 Bur God is Judge; He puts down one and exalts another.
Genesis 39:5 It came about that from the time he made him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus the Lord’s blessing was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field.
Joseph was the least amongst his brothers and was favored by his father. His brothers took him and threw him in a pit and was sold into slavery into Pharaoh’s house. All Joseph wanted to do was to love his family and share his dreams. Even in the palace, he was wronged and thrown into prison for an accusation of making moves on the King’s wife, which Joseph did not commit. But God ,took what the enemy meant for harm and turned things around for his good eventually in God’s timing bringing FULL restoration and retribution into his life. I’m sure Joseph didn’t always have a good attitude about "being in prison” and probably murmured and complained “it’s not fair God”. But at JUST the RIGHT TIMING God showed up and didn’t forget the promises he made to Joseph.
In Samuel 24, you will find the story of David, I will paraphrase some of the story. David was another man who was wrongly accused and spoken against. He was a young boy in the shepherds field tending to the sheep and one day Samuel the prophet of GOD came to the field, looking for the next king. David was overlooked UNTIL God pointed him out to Samuel and he was appointed by God. It took many years before that promise would come into fruition. David served King Saul and was wronged many times until he had to flee his presence without getting killed. One day God spoke to David and said he was going to deliver Saul into his hands and David even cut off the corner of Saul’s robe when he was asleep. David so wanted to honor God and NOT take things into his own hands even though he was wronged against and ultimately God did vindicate him! David said “There is neither evil nor rebellion in my hand”
God is NOT evil, but ALWAYS GOOD. We as his children are called to be imitators of Christ. ( Ephesians 5:1) The Bible says to abstain from every form of evil.(1Thessalonians 5:22) WHAT IS EVIL? How we think about evil is different than what God thinks about evil. Evil is from the enemy satan and GOODNESS is from God, which is also one of the fruit of the spirit. God says that every GOOD and perfect gift comes from Above NOT Below. God is looking for those with a pure heart. For the Word says, Those with a pure heart will see God. Way back at the beginning of the Bible, the BOOK OF GENESIS, God set in place his directions for what was evil.
Genesis 2:16-17 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “ Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat,”but of the tree of the knowledge of GOOD and EVIL you shall NOT eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
FRET NOT Fret not, but Trust in the Lord. (Psalm 37:1-40) God told David to FRET NOT because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do GOOD: dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. For God will bring EVERY deed into judgment with every secret thing, whether GOOD or EVIL. ( Ecclesiastes 12:4) In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge, will sward to me THAT day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved HIS appearing. SO have HOPE that God is moving and working all things out. For he is a God that SEES. just like the woman Hagaar was thrown into the desert heartbroken and beaten down. She cried out to God and he SAW her! He is Jehovah El-Roi. He sees all of your pain, your hurts, your good and evil in your heart and he is longing for you to turn it ALL over to him and surrender your life to him completely.
Father in the name of Jesus, I come to you with a sincere heart and I ask that you would create in me a clean heart and renew in me a right spirit. Cleanse me with your blood and forgive me of every defilement of my body, soul and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. Bless me Lord and purify my heart for I want to see you clearly. Let your love abound with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent and be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. Cleanse the eyes of my heat and purify all things. You are my vindicator and you bring vengeance to the wrongs that have been brought against me. I release all people in my life to you and i choose to forgive them. You have laid up the crown of righteousness for me and you are the righteous Judge. I thank you Lord for my life and I trust you in all things knowing you are working all things out for my good for those that love you and are called according to your purposes. I love you Abba Father,Jesus and Holy Spirit and I thank you that you are the orchestrator of my life in Jesus name I pray these things. AMEN!
Blessings in Christ,
Happy Good Friday!
Today was a day, thousands of years of ago that Jesus died on the cross. He was strong, focused and resilient! He took the beatings from the Roman soldiers, thorns were placed on his head and was nailed to a cross, he was pierced in his side! Jesus was focused on the will of the Father for his life. He kept on going and didn’t quit when the going got tough. We are called to be imitators of Christ. Now we may not be called to suffer on the cross, but as believers we all are or will be walking through time of pain and suffering in one way or another. We need the Spirit of God to help us walk through things daily to not become hardened to life! So be strong in the Lord and the power of HIS might! Lean into Jesus today and grab hold of his resilient power! For greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world!
God bless you!